Acclaimed North Carolina-based singer-songwriter CHRIS CHURCH is back with a new single — and a new sound! — this Friday, February 17. The all-new “Going ‘Til We Go” is the global pop world’s first tease of the forthcoming album RADIO TRANSIENT that Chris has been hinting at and Big Stir Records is soon to officially announce. The single will be streaming everywhere on February 17th with pre-order/pre-save live now (https://orcd.co/chrischurch-gtwg), and more details on RADIO TRANSIENT are soon to come as “Going ‘Til We Go” hits guitar-pop airwaves all over the world.
From its opening synth figure to the hyperkinetic drumming (courtesy of Nick Bertling) to the sleek, clean, ’80-inspired guitar lines, “Going ‘Til We Go” is an instant earworm and a sonic departure for CHRIS CHURCH. But it couldn’t be anyone else: the unmistakable vocal presence and the irresistible hooks of the chorus make it clear that while the sound may be new, it’s pop song writing at its finest, emotive and inviting. Chris tells us why “Going ‘Til We Go” is emblematic of the direction of the new record:
“This song captures the essence of what I was going for musically when I began writing this album. I was looking for the crossroads between Lindsey Buckingham, The Fixx, and ’80s Hall & Oates. There are aspects of those influences in most of the songs on this album, but this song is the first one I wrote for it. Achieving the sound I had in mind was greatly aided, and somewhat restrained in a positive way, by the fact that I forced myself to use only my 12-string Danelectro guitar. It captured the thin ‘silvery’ sound I wanted. As on all the songs on the album, Bertling‘s frenetic drums are fantastic and really drive the song, and Lindsay Murray‘s backing vocals play such an important role in the big picture.”
With the sound set in place, and as always with CHRIS CHURCH, the songs take center stage, and “Going” is one of the sweetest and most heartfelt tunes on the new record. “The lyrics here are somewhat metaphor but largely literal, about how my wife Lori is my biggest concern, with a nod to the fact that we like to sit outside on our deck talking, fixing all the problems of the world and listening to music all evening. just reminding her that I’m always going to be there for her, in the moment as well as in general, until we both ‘go inside’.” Not everything on the record is as tender, but it’s all just as invigorating and original, and sure to be one of the year’s most celebrated releases. Big Stir Records can’t wait to bring it all to you this March.